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Ports make progress on congestion

[ April 30, 2021   //   ]

Ports serving Asian trade routes are making real improvements against demand that remains 15-25% above comparable periods last year, said UK Major Ports Group chief executive, Tim Morris. He said that they have hired more staff, committed more resources and are working closely with supply chain partners, in response to reports of demands for an inquiry about port congestion.

He added: “We are in close contact with Government and progressing practical measures to increase the flow of containers on and off ports. But we are certainly not complacent. Global demand remains very high – reflected in high shipping costs that are not driven by ports – and there are no immediate, magic wand solutions.”